Literary afternoon tea

  • February 17, 2013 · 3:30 PM
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Maynard's Cafe, upstairs in Berkelouw Books' Newtown store, has a lovely down-to-earth ambience and some wicked afternoon treats.

They have just started offering high tea ($25pp) on a traditional three-tier stand. Since their petit fours are excellent I can only begin to imagine what magic they'll come up with on three levels. Pair this with loose leaf tea in a pot and you have the makings of a very nice afternoon indeed.

If you're not keen on spoiling your appetite for dinner, you don't need to go the whole three tiers; just sit and have your teapot filled and a nibble if you please.

The cafe is located just off King Street in Newtown, halfway between Newtown and Macdonaldtown Railway Stations. There are also plenty of buses that stop on King Street. Check for details. Parking can be a bit of a pain on weekends but there should be some street parking behind King St.

In deference to the venue, I'd like everyone to bring one quote about tea from a book (fiction or non-fiction) to share with the group. Here's one from Lewis Carroll's 'Alice's Adventures in Wonderland', where you'll remember Alice takes tea with the Mad Hatter and his friends:

Take some more tea,' the March Hare said to Alice, very earnestly.
'I've had nothing yet,' Alice replied in an offended tone, 'so I can't take more.'
'You mean you can't take LESS,' said the Hatter: 'it's very easy to take MORE than nothing.'

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  • Lorraine

    Thank you Adeline for organising a lovely afternoon and meeting new friends.

    February 18, 2013

  • Leah H.

    Sorry I could not attend I woke up sick. Can't even stay on the computer for long.

    February 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I had a lovely time, thank you to Adeline and the lovely girls who attend today. The High Tea was divine:-)

    February 17, 2013

  • Alice L.

    Sorry Adeline, not feeling well.

    February 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm looking forward to coming tomorrow. I've always wanted to check out Berkelouw Books so see you all then!

    February 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    sounds like fun!! =))

    January 5, 2013

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